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New products. New materials. New building codes and standards. The speed of innovation and change has never been faster. Perhaps the only thing that’s stays the same is the builder’s responsibility to ensure that construction materials are code compliant and installed correctly.

SFIA has developed two important programs that promote consistent quality in manufacturing of cold-formed steel products, including a certification program of cold-formed steel structural and nonstructural studs, and a certification program for cold-formed steel connectors that is the first of its kind.

Code Compliance Program Offers Peace of Mind


The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) Code Compliance Certification Program helps lower the risks in today’s construction industry by insuring that the steel framing products manufactured and sold by the SFIA membership meet the applicable building codes. The program focuses on the requirements set forth by current requirements of the International Building Code, as well as all the applicable provisions in the ASTM and AISI standards. The program is centered on the use of a recognized third‐party administer, Architectural Testing, Inc., who periodically performs unannounced visits the member plants and audits individual products.Both structural and nonstructural stud and track products are tested for their mechanical properties, coatings, dimensions, and labels. Official Certification Labels are then placed on the products to provide suppliers, contractors and building inspectors with the assurance that the products are code compliant.

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Endorsed by the AWCI

altThe SFIA Stud Code Compliance Certification program is unique because it has oversight from a group of industry peers composed of manufacturers and non‐manufacturers and includes contractors and suppliers/distributors. This, and the high standard of quality assurance provided by the program, make it the only code compliance certification program to be endorsed by the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries.

Program Overview

  • Code Compliance to the 2015 International Building Code
  • Includes Structural & Nonstructural framing members including proprietary nonstructural studs & track
  • Administered by an Independent Third Party
  • Consists of 2 Annual Audits
  • Approved plants listed on Administrator's website linked to steelframingassociation.org
  • Oversight Committee
What is Code Compliance?

 
Meeting the requirements of IBC 2015 and referenced standards:

  • AISI S100-12, S200-12
  • ASTM C645, C955, A1003

 Stud & Track Checked for:

 Mechanical Properties

  • Coatings
  • Dimensions
  • Labeling
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